Lynbrook's Simple Pleasures Closing: What Should Replace It?

As this upscale gift shop shuts down, tell us what you want to see open here.

The rooms inside Lynbrook's Simple Pleasures gift shop are looking pretty empty lately. Gone are most of the collectible dolls, ornate furniture, home decor, and other fine goods that once filled the Sunrise Highway store.

Most of the items flew off the shelves during the holiday shopping season, when the store first began to advertise "50 percent off everything." The sale is still going on, according to signage posted in the shop's windows, as the owner looks to clear out what little merchandise does remain. But the biggest item up for sale is the building itself.

The property, located at 225 Sunrise Highway, is being listed by Century 21 Adams Real Estate for $485,000. Taxes are $23,648.

According to the listing, the building, which was constructed in 1947, sits on a lot that measures 116 x 75 ft., and the interior is 5,269 sq. ft. The property is equipped with central air conditioning, a loading dock and five parking spaces.

The building is described as being "perfect for commercial, retail, laundry [and] showrooms," and the listing also indicates that the owner is "motivated to sell." 

Tell us: Are you sad to hear Simple Pleasures is closing? What will miss about the store, and what would you like to see it replaced by once the property is sold? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.

Note: Simple Pleasures is now open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BigIdeas January 18, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Too bad. It was there for many years. I hope it is closing due to a retirement and not the economy.
Lorenzo Gabudra January 18, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Hope springs eternal BigIdeas- - - "The property, located at 225 Sunrise Highway, is being listed *****for $485,000. Taxes are $23,648." Hmmm...taxes $23,000!! $2000 before you even turn the lights on---this is just one victim of outrageous taxation---and then we have to hear that the county is broke? Nassau is collecting 100's-of-millions---they're broke??? My taxes went from $6000 in 2005 to $20,000 in 2011. I lost my 1500 square foot "building". No one wants to talk about this. How about a good old fashioned TAX REVOLT. We are getting closer to doomsday. Not only on a micro level but on a macro one. In many ways Sandy saved many businesses and folks and who were hanging on by a thread. They got a chance to use lump sum insurance money to stay alive. Contractors got a shot in the arm, dumpsters, PODS, car dealers, generator companies, oil burner manufacturers, etc. It bought more time for businesses like Simple Pleasures - - but make no mistake - - the end is near. The Government is broke. Solution? : default on the debt and prepare for war against those who we screw. But bankruptcy is the only answer. Change the currency to the Amero (already being minted--Google it), and rebuild the infrastructure with new money. IF WE DONT STAND FOR SOMETHING WE WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING--LETS TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Lorenzo Gabudra January 18, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Oh by the way, "What should replace Simple Pleasures?" How about a branch of a THE TAX REVOLT CHURCH--one for every zip code- - and make it property taxes tax exempt!
S.M. January 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM
It will be a 99 cent store I'm sure.
Judy January 19, 2013 at 01:00 AM
I would love to see a book store/cafe somewhere in Lynbrook.
Lorenzo Gabudra January 19, 2013 at 02:29 AM
Judy they only need to sell 9 million books to pay the taxes
annette rozycki January 19, 2013 at 05:50 PM
I agree with Judy. Bookstore/cafe sounds perfect
Jason January 21, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Advance auto parts now that Auto Barn is gone
Jason January 21, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Chances are this block will become abandonded as the Earle ave block of Sunrise hwy too. Taxes are just too, too high? Unless school pay and perks as well as police is checked this will continue on LI, particularly with the mass LI exodus, which will further as more houses are being sold by m t nesters, however, taxes leaving the new owners with no disposable income and children who enter our school system bloating it further
Heidi January 21, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Hey, why don't you put Malverne's "proposed general store" there?
Lorenzo Gabudra January 21, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Jason seems like only me and you see it. The other retards sre calling for a book store. They are like the politicians..whistling past the graveyard.


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